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Story Hour Cancelled

The Valatie Free Library Story Hour scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, November 19, has been cancelled because of the weather.The Library will open at noon.

Thursday Hours Change

Beginning on Thursday, October 31 (Halloween),  the Valatie Free Library will be open from 2 – 7 p.m. instead of 3 – 8 p.m.  We hope that an earlier opening on Thursdays will be more convenient for our patrons.

Board of Trustees Open Position

The Valatie Free Library is seeking candidates for an open seat on the Board of Trustees.  This is a wonderful opportunity to serve your library and community.  If you are interested, please email a brief paragraph in which you explain why you are interested in the position and indicate any previous experience which will be helpful to  you as a library trustee.  Call 518-758-9321 or email us at valatiefreelibrary@gmail.com if  you have questions about the position or If you would like to leave contact information. 

Book Club – Monday, Sept. 9th at 7 p.m.

Book Club meets on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Library (1036 Kinderhook Street).  We will be sharing information about the books we have read this summer and then choosing several  books we would like to read and discuss this year.  Join us!  New members are always welcome.  Call the Library (518-758-9321) for more information.

Programming Resumes – 9/10/19

Thank you all for a wonderful summer.  Programming resumes on Tuesday, September 10th with Story Hour  at 10:30 a.m.  Preschoolers and Caregivers:  All are welcome!

Magic Show and Ice Cream Sundaes – Wednesday, August 14

On Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. the Valatie Free Library presents the last event of the 2019 Summer Program.  Master Magician Doug Bartels returns with “MAGIC.”  Come to the Library to be amazed and to celebrate a great summer of reading and wonderful presentations. End the night with ice cream sundaes!   All Ages are welcome to attend this family program at the Library / 1036 Kinderhook Street.

Fish Behavior – Wed. August 7

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 7 (10:30 a.m.) when Fran Martino of River Haggie Outdoors presents : Dance of the Moon & Tides and the effect on fish behavior. For ages 8 – 12. There are still openings; call 518-758-9321.

August 4 – 10 Programs

See second post in left sidebar for complete listing.

Family Program: Animal Embassy – Tues. Aug. 6

<img src="chris" alt="Chris">The Valatie Free Library will host Animal Embassy on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall / 1010 Kinderhook Street / Valatie New York.

Join Animal Embassy of Stamford, Connecticut on a  journey through the night life of the animal kingdom! Learn the differences between “nocturnal,” “crepuscular” and “diurnal” animals with live examples of each. Discover what these amazing creatures do at night.  Many have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars . Explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live animals such as a Spectacled Owl or Indian Peahen, a Red-eyed Tree Frog, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mojave Ball Python, a long-haired Rabbit and a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink or New Caledonian Giant Gecko!  All ages welcome.

For more information about Animal Embassy go to www.animalembassy.com

Shadow Puppets – Thank You, Brad Shur

Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets conducted another wonderful presentation at the Valatie Free Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m.  Kids, and moms, made some great puppets and then using Brad’s special screen displayed them as shadow puppets.  Check out the pictures included in this post.

To see more information about Brad go to or click on https://www.paperheartpuppets.com

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